Hayao Miyazaki

For over four decades, Hayao Miyazaki's films have been enchanting audiences of all ages. Miyazaki has inspired generations of artists because of his vision and deeply relatable values. The appeal of his natural settings and complex characters, many among them strong girls and young women, cuts across cultural boundaries.

This book features artworks never seen outside of Studio Ghibli’s archives. Concept sketches, character designs, storyboards, layouts, backgrounds and production cels from his early career through all 11 of his feature films, including My Neighbor Totoro (1988), Kiki’s Delivery Service (1989), Princess Mononoke (1997), Spirited Away (2001) and Howl’s Moving Castle (2004), offer insight into Miyazaki’s creative process and masterful animation techniques.